I've been using Tailwind (affiliate link) for a few months now and I'm really liking it. It makes pinning things to Pinterest so much easier. I feel more organized when it comes to Pinterest, which has led to an increase in traffic to my blog. Today I thought I'd share a review of it and how I've been using it.
First off, I find that the Scheduled Pins tab is the most useful for me, and it's the one that I usually have Tailwind open to. It gives me a run down of the pins I have scheduled and ready to go. On the left side is the menu. I can navigate to the different Tailwind tabs from from here. There's a wealth of information and analytics available in Tailwind. The middle section gives me the details of all the pins that I have scheduled – boards, descriptions, times, and where the image is from. If I want to change a description I can do it here. On the right side I'm given an overview. I can also move pins around to different times in that area (more on that later). For example, if I pin a bunch of workouts at one time, I'll move them around so that they don't all get pinned on the same day. I try to have a variety of food, workout, recipe, and fitness pins every day.
As far as when the pins will be scheduled, you can create your own time slots, or Tailwind will provide you with suggestions. They figure out the best time to pin for the highest engagement from your audience. It's kind of awesome. The dark green times are when I have time slots already allocated, and the light green ones with the dashed borders are suggestions. To add a time slot of your own choosing you simply click on the blue buttons. The numbers in brackets next to the days indicate how many time slots I have scheduled for that day.
I use this part a lot. As I said above, I like to make sure every day has a variety of different pins. I can add images to my queue while I'm reading blogs or while browsing Pinterest. Once I've added them, they appear here, on my schedule. I can then move them around to the days and times that I want. I literally click on an image and drag it to where I want it. It's that easy.
As a blogger I like to make sure that I pin images from my blog. I've been so much more consistent with this now that I have Tailwind. I spend a little bit of time at the beginning of the week to get them scheduled, and then they get pinned throughout the week. Now I don't have to remember to do it every day. I've also seen my engagement on Pinterest go up. I'm pinning more images consistently that I was before Tailwind. That means I have more followers, repins, and traffic back to my blog.
The one thing that I wish I could do with Tailwind was schedule pins beyond the end of my queue. If I only have pins scheduled until Thursday, but I want to schedule something on Saturday, I can't do that. The latest I can schedule it is after my last scheduled pin on Thursday.
If you're interested in giving Tailwind (affiliate link) a go, you can try it free for 100 pins. By the time I finished the free trial I was hooked.
Do you use Tailwind? Leave a comment with your favorite feature.
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